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emissions by heavily taxing or tapping the use of carbon based fuels is that a fair estimation? that issue because of what it could do to oil is what really really kind of had been shaking in their boots. >> at think it got their attention. it was a combination of power was a very existential threat. the reason we were talking before. they had overcome the previous systematic threat to oil production in the world which were spills and environmental damage and the seepage of oil into water and it supplies and air pollution. all of that have been more or less brought into a sustainable compact of regulator and regulated. they have themselves adapted. they accepted the validity of the environmental goals read comes to spills and air pollution and so forth. they impose costs on themselves in order to build a sustainable compact. just a moment when they have cruising speed of all the other in burma to issues that arose in the first year for decades of oil, now comes this other existential more abstract global challenge to the primacy of fossil fuels and a system. i think that was one factor. pe
words. a decision by government to limit green house gas emissions by heavily taxing or tapping the use of carbon based fuels. is that a fair estimation? that issue, because of what it could do to oil -- is what really kind of had them shaking in their boots. >> guest: it was a combination how a rare -- they had overcome the previous systemic threats to oil production in the world, which were spills and environmental damage and the seepage of oil into water and drinking supplies and air pollution, all of that had been more or less brought into a sustainable compact of regulator and regulated, and they had been themselves adopted -- they accepted the validity of these environmental goals when it comes to spills and air pollution and so target. that they had imposed costs on. thes in order to build the sustainable compacts so just at the moment when they have cruising speed on the other environmental issues that arose in the first three or four decades of the order world, now comes this an distract globalham challenge to the prime si of fossil fuels in our system. i think that was one fac
taxes. that we shouldn't do that. you know what obama said three days after? he said eric, i want, you must come i trump you on that. a week later he said i want the folks who got us into this mess to do a whole lot less talking and a lot more listening. you can talk a little, but he wants you to stand beside mine so we cleaned this up for you. unbelievable, condescending notion of unifying the country, bringing us together. instead kansas city mantra of attack and vilify the other side. it was just like his 2008 campaign for president was hoping change, while the speeches with no substance whatsoever. the only substance as he was going to unify us come to be that post-partisan president in almost immediately it was conservatives are hostage takers. they are the enemy. they care only about millionaires and billionaires are not children's autism and down syndrome. but with this approach? why did obama and his administration come in wanting to vilify the other side the content featured? he was bringing to the administration that philosophy of a community organizer. for years obama has sa
things with economic reform but tax reform, immigration reform. i don't have a crystal ball but i think that there is little doubt that the president would be willing to compromise if the other party is willing to meet him part of the way. but the other party's job is to see how much it can get for its side and given the issues that we have been through such as the fiscal cliff, the fact is there's no way out of the issues without compromise but i do think that we will see compromise on something like immigration reform because demographics is destiny and the republicans as well as the democrats recognize that they have to share some support for the immigration reform if they are not going to in the case of the republicans lose the span of the population permanently. to the republican party. so, the president has already i believe shown a willingness to compromise, and all of the data shows that the republicans are the party that has moved to the right and the left although both parties are extreme, so i feel that we are going to see the president because he won the election to be tough
by that measure in the 1990s in russia. one clue is the subsidies that you could get for the import of tax-free tobacco and alcohol to benefit good causes such as the red cross. this was profitable and, therefore, of interest. it's even a science fiction story. because what we're dealing here really when you come right down to it is the meeting of two alien civilizations after 70 years of the soviet period. the oil industry in particular grew up in almost complete isolation from the west, and this is virtually a unique case. we have other places where oil industries have grown up, where oil industries are run by national oil companies, but in almost every case -- in fact in every case -- these industries were first founded by foreigners and then were taken over. not so in the case of russia where from the 1920s on at any rate or for all practical purposes the oil industry was home grown and developed its own culture, its own civilization even as the soviet union did with its own language and its own culture. i sometimes like to tell my classes that the story of russia in the 20th century i
with, you know, the tax credits deductions people get from housing and then in the early 70's we start on the path of the community reinvestment act, which forced banks to go into the low-income high risks of prime lending business and banks had no business being in that business with the people's money. the banks shouldn't be in the high-risk lending business. that got the minimum going, but the big event actually happened in september of 1999. remember, bill clinton who was president of the time made it really mandatory, although it had actually gone back up for two years but he said okay, the great american fannie mae, the government sponsored enterprises, you are going to have at least half of your loans and affordable housing lending. and that was a really dramatic because of the size of freddie and danny and a number of economists actually an article in "the new york times" of all police identified the risk involved in this issue and they said less than, fri and fannie are so big that there is no way that they can meet this goal without radically reducing the lending standards in
this. restart. marshall friday. many of you nestle listing. so i'm very, very proud that tax papers are here, as i said, where they belong. now to return to his question, actually, initially i had a very negative approach. it did not start out very well. when jack retired he came back. he brought home with them about 20 boxes of the biggest mess you ever saw. jack was not just organized. he was opposed to this organization. anyway, i started out to help him sort the papers. and so i have bought all these file boxes. about folders and everything. the pick of the paper and sick and the way you think this one goes? the atlanta constitution or the marvin griffin administration. he was sick and give me that and start reading it. he read every piece of paper. he could not part with a single one. after today's idea of. okay. it's all yours. the second reason i had a negative impression was that they brought silver fish into the house. [laughter] so after he died in that a side that, you know, his memoir needed to be completed. it was a wonderful read. an important book. i knew that meant a
running the country. policymakers who believe in structural reforms, privatization, tax reforms, budget cuts, labor mobility, and they need to be competitive both internally and externally. if you don't have, if you don't have plans like that you will not get them back to growth anytime soon. so it's very, very important that you do that. seven, the point is the private sector. and i think this is a problem. because at the beginning there was no interest in the case of greece and some of these other countries involved in the private sector. and, in fact, it was a when things got so bad that greece called upon the private sector with the european union. the european central bank and the international monetary fund, to really get the private sector involved. and there you had a big haircut that could've been dealt with earlier. it would have been as bad and now they just have to do another debt buyback problem, operation, which is still a problem. so i think the idea getting the private sector involved early on, and we show this both in latin america and asia, the asian financial crisis.
read the comment attributed to him was we shall tax and spend. whether true or not, of course, he denied it. it stuck with him for the rest of his life and became a rallying cry for those who hated roosevelt and the new deal. as if that wasn't enough, in september of 1939 when war broke out in europe, he found himself back at the mayo clinic. the doctors ruled out a recurrence of cancer, but they could not figure out why he was unable to absorb nutrients. so they gave him a blood transfusion and injections of liver extracts. a combination that was administered to him often for the rest of his life. i'm times at work and sometimes it didn't. for the rest of his life, he was unable to gain weight. his digestive system -- it was a mass. sometimes he is was on the verge of starvation for me before he moved into the white house, he had his little house in georgetown -- a little rented house with his daughter, diana. he was still recovering. the president had some challenging issues on his mind. the president knew that hitler would turn to the west. he threatened to invade the british i
subsidies started with tax credits and then in the early '70s to start on a path with the community reinvestment act the force banks to get from the lending business and they have no business to be in that business. but the big event happened september 1989 where bill clinton who was president made it mandatory and said freddie mac and fannie mae at least half loans have to be in affordable lending. that was the dramatic announcement because of the size of fannie and freddie and they identified the risk involved in it and said fitted for a year so big that they cannot meet the goal without radically reducing menders -- lending standards and if they achieve that goal they will take so much risk that they could get into financial trouble and they are so vague they can take up the whole financial system. nine years later date of $5 trillion in had $2 trillion of some prime even before they failed they were leveraged 1,000 / one. like a net worth of $10,000 and can borrow to million. you can only do that if the government guarantees your debt. this is under estimated. the dominant playe
in rome, the mills in south georgia, state payroll padding, embezzlement of tax funds, confects for private work, nepotism from purchasing schemes such as the state board of leaks with no water. [laughter] on i could go on. many of these expos ase took place during the griffin administration which president carter can attest notoriously corrupt. they had never stolen so much. but ronald griffin was kind of day for giving sort of croak. quite a few years later she and jack and other reporters were drinking and marvin griffin said to jack you know how use to think every time i would see him walking into a press conference was a notebook, and jack said what? he said i used to think with that beady eye son of a bitch has on me today. [laughter] she used to pursue the story for the "l.a. times," and he was always -- i think we have to watch our time here so i just going to end by saying how happy i am that this book is published because she had such a wonderful career in washington it tended to overshadow this earlier phase of his career in the south, and this book although it ends h
-rights bill, tax bill, at least started all of them on the road to passage. january 8th is also the date that lyndon johnson's first state of the union speech, the speech in which he makes the presidency is unknown, with his announcement that america is going to have a war on poverty. if we don't know them and we don't -- to not well enough no history are wonderful. too many americans live on the outskirts of hope and that is -- that is his quote. that is who we have to help. the more detail you learn about how johnson did it, what he did with congress, what he did to congress, the more amazing accomplishment seems. the civil-rights bill is dead, he sees in an instant only one letter can move us forward, a parliamentary maneuver and i wrote in the book there was only one leader of lyndon johnson was going to grab. there was only one letter he was going to push, he was going to put all his weight behind it. all of a sudden the new york times write something changed on capitol hill yesterday and the civil-rights bill starts to move. during this brief transition period, what i call the pass
of times in these urban areas, but also punjab and islamabad. you know, the number of tax increases two to three times. but the amount of casualties goes 20 to 25 times within a short period of time. pakistani military come the states they these attacks are likely to come again in the future should they take on certain other operations like north waziristan and haqqani network. this is a profound concern was to be repeatedly right after admiral mullen statements in 2011 about the pakistani government not doing much about the haqqani network. the explanation that can be taken with a grain of salt, but nevertheless should be padded out. if they describe the hornets last, they would be in alliances chapati networks and bring the same level of violent the pakistanis experienced in 2007 at 2009, which crashed pakistani public and military and returned again and that was something in it. tennessee great degree of calibration as to what you have to absorb or bair that motivates the limited strategy to utilize. another question comes up with selectivity that they distinguished a taliban verse t
, it became mandatory and taxed. and so perceptions about things change. >> i'll just add one more comment in response p to ricardo's statement which is that we are poisoning the rain forest because we are engaged in aerial spraying as most of you know, i'm sure, in colombia which has a whole range of negative impacts on that country and on the amazon. and just to end with an anecdote, the u.s -- a former u.s. ambassador to peru who was ambassador in the late '80s told me a story once. they were trying to convince the peruvians who had refused -- both bolivia and peru have refused to allow aerial spraying programs in the country. they were trying to convince peru, so they brought a delegation i think it was to georgia to show them how they would do the spraying. and they started the little presentation, and then out walked these men in white astronaut suits covered from head to toe with the sample of the spraying and the peruvians just ran and said, no way, we're not going to do that. [laughter] so we'll end on that. >> and so now we will, by a show of hands, i will bring the microphone ar
that there was a widespread allegations of unpaid taxes in misspent money that had gone to as a group, most people that i was talking to, the haitians who lived there, didn't really care all that much. they were much more interested in his promise as somebody basically who could lift the dream of growing up outside of port-au-prince moving to brooklyn and then making it huge and coming back as a major star. i had a conversation that is in the book here, where i'm talking to somebody who is actually a waiter in a restaurant. i was saying who do you support in the election and he said oh wyclef jean. and i said why wyclef jean? he is an american and he speaks creole like i do, which he does. i don't know which one i'm flattering more. [laughter] and he said yes, i know but if he is american that means that when he is elected president we are all going to -- [inaudible] [laughter] he said this. in terms of the allegations which have only gotten worse with time, you know it's hard to say. there hasn't really been any substantive proof brought forward that the allegations were wrong. the allegations are mostl
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